Sorry for the long absence, like everyone else, life gets so busy. We were lucky to get away again this winter, this time for a Caribbean cruise and then just like that we were right back in it. Add to that my hubby’s minor knee surgery and you can imagine why I haven’t been blogging.
I made an impulse fabric buy recently, as Tonic Living had a remnant sale and I am a SUCKER for pretty fabric. They had a remnant of the fabric that I used to make throw cushions on my family room sofa, so I decided I should pick it up….I could make some more cushions or perhaps it would find a home somewhere else.
Isn’t it a pretty fabric?
Even a few years on I still love my throw pillows.
Once I received the remnant, all 1.5 yards of it, I had the brain storm that I could use it to recover my wicker chair seats in the sun room, as it is right off the family room. I have been wanting to recover those seats as the covers that came with the chairs were never “me”. Sorry for the crappy before pic, as usual I forgot to take a before photo before I trotted them off to Wayne to be recovered. I guess I was a little anxious. Anyways, there really are two of them in here….trust me, the cats each have one 🙂
I’m just not really a red person and I definitely wasn’t keen on that generic upholstery. Anyways, I went off to my drapery/cushion maker, Wayne, and he informed me, as I had suspected, that I didn’t have quite enough fabric for the two chairs. So I decided to do a contrasting piping that would free up enough fabric to squeak out two cushions.
I decided to pull out the turquoise for the piping and found some fabric that had the texture and colour that I needed.
The cushions are now completed and look fabulous, Wayne did a great job as usual. I am going to make up two small throw cushions to add to the back of the chairs and once they are done I’ll be showcasing the after pictures here. Here’s just a little teaser.
Have a wonderful weekend, and please….tell Mother Nature that we have had enough snow! Bring on spring!